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There are 39 different species of Lavender. Our founder, clinical esthetician and herbalist Barbara Close selected Lavender Angustifolia, also known as “true Lavender” for Naturopathica products. Why? Because research has shown that Lavender Angustifolia is the most effective in relaxing the nervous system and relieving tension.



 From August 2005 House & Garden “Like a spoonful of sugar, the
scent of Naturopathica’s Lavender UV Protective Cream SPF 17 will coax any sunscreen avoider into using it every day.”

Quick Tip

Discover your new lip scrub:

A Tuesday Tea Recipe


Still adjusting to Daylights Savings? Try this Peaceful Sleep Tea to help you catch up on some z’s. Pour 1 cup boiling water over Chamomile Flowers in a French press. Steep for 5 minutes, strain and add 30 to 40 drops of calming Valerian Tincture.



This made our Monday: “I love everything [from Naturopathica]. I have
such sensitive skin and nothing has ever worked for me. I love knowing the thoughtfulness behind why each ingredient was chosen and knowing that each ingredient has a benefit.” – Catherine P from the Spa at the Sanctuary.

Ingredient Spotlight


Sweet and succulent Prickly Pear Cactus, found in our Aloe Replenishing Gel Mask, also hydrates, soothes and protects the skin with a potent blend of Amino Acids, Vitamins and Antioxidants.

Throwback Thursday

We love this photo of Barbara blending Essential Oils at the East Hampton Healing Arts Center & Spa from the March 2000 issue of People Magazine.

Find Barbara in the annual New Beauty Spa+ Magazine on page 44! “Our beauty tips and wellness rituals are designed to transform how you look and feel from the inside out”- Barbara Close